Prof. Rajneesh Kumar Jauhari,
Professor, Radiation Physics ,
J K Cancer Institute, Kanpur and
Life Membe r of AMPI
Professor (Dr) Rajneesh Kumar Jauhari passed away on 05 Mar 2012 at Kanpur. He
was born at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 26 July 1963. Son of late Shri and Smt
Chandra Mohan Jauhari, he was the youngest of four siblings.
Prof Jauhari obtained his M Sc in Physics
from Lucknow University in the year 1985 securing second position in the
University. Subsequently, he obtained Dip RP from the University of Mumbai in
the year 1987 and then joined JK Cancer Institute, GVSM Medical College, Kanpur
as Assistant Professor of Medical Physics in the year 1989 before briefly
working in an Industry.
Being a true intellectual and academic par excellence, Prof Jauhari continued
his pursuit of academics. He joined the prestigious Indian Institute of
Technology, Kanpur for M Tech in the field of Nuclear Engineering and Technology
and was awarded the degree in the year 1995. His
association with IIT, Kanpur continued further as he worked towards his
PhD in the field of fractal characterisation of medical CT images; the degree
was awarded to him in the year 2007. He published his research in International
Journals of repute such as Medical Physics. Dr Jauhari was promoted as Professor
of Medical Physics at JK Cancer Institute in the year 2008. He visited many
countries for presenting papers in prestigious conferences and exchange of
experience in the field of medical physics. Interestingly, his
sharp intellect did not miss the social and “para-academic” issues during these
foreign visits which he liked to discuss back home with his friends. Prof Jauhari attended World Congress
on Medical Physics at Seoul in 2006. He visited Beijing, ICTP, Trieste, Italy in the year
2007, and Kingston, Canada in 2011. One of his last major professional
assignments at JK Cancer Institute was commissioning of a linear accelerator
with IMRT facility under real challenging circumstances.
Prof Jauhari was a person with an extreme sense of propriety, integrity,
honesty, and self-respect. He impressed anybody who came in contact with him
with his intellect and camaraderie.
His advice and suggestions on organisational and administrative matters were
much sought after by his superiors at his institute and in the Government of
Uttar Pradesh. He was in the panel of technical advisers of the Govt of UP for
procurement of radiotherapy equipment.
He was also an expert with the Public Service Commission, UP in the field
of medical physics. Known as “Nawab” among his close friends, he was large
hearted, chivalrous, and always finding reasons to celebrate life.
Prof Jauhari leaves behind his wife Mrs Seema
Jauhari and two little kids Anurag and Ananya aged 11 years and 8 years
respectively to whom he loved so much.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues. He was a
medical physicist who made you feel proud to be in the same profession. To his
friends, the “Nawab” will remain etched in the memories for ever. May God
provide strength to his family and friends to bear this irreparable loss.
M K Semwal, PhD
Scientist-F(Def R&D Org)
Medical Physicist & RSO in Radiotherapy
Army Hospital Research & Referral